Zaum is a Canadian trio, one that has existed for the last six years. In that time, they have released three Full-length albums and a single Split, all of which have seen somewhat commercial acclaim, their fairly unknown nature notwithstanding. Recently, we here at Metal Revolution got our hands on their newest release, Divination, which came out a few months ago, and gave it a spin – During which we learned the following:
Mind you, like most Doom Metal acts, Zaum is a band best enjoyed either live or when sitting still, contemplating over the musings of the band, letting it carry you along – Not, as I mistakenly did the first time around, when driving a car for instance. Doom Metal, more often than not, is an experience that requires a considerable amount of concentration and attention to be fully enjoyed, and these three Canadians are no exception.
The music is slow, meticulous and constant, never rising to a pitch, nor falling to a stupor – It merely is, a gentle turmoil of patient melancholy. I can say very little else other than that I will recommend this album to any fans of the Doom Metal genre and, given the chance, advice people to see Zaum live if given the chance. Who knows, it is very likely that I will meet you there.
Below can be found the first (and longest) track on the album, entitled ”Relic”, making up for half of the records runtime (and rightfully so).